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Stress to ‘define’ is a very personal thing. But there are two forms…In some cases we can have stress related to a ‘good’ or happy event. The second a more negative event.
Some Examples of happy stress:
An event that creates stress, such as winning at the races, or cheering your football team. A moment with friends or a charity event such as rock-climbing.
Some examples of Powerless or Negative stress:
These are feelings of being overwhelmed with areas such as work overload, relationships, bills or even travel
Accepting you have feelings of stress – is the first and most important things you can do. Sounds odd, but many people put this off, often thinking ‘it’s just a bad day’, or it will pass. Accepting you have stress is the first step to happiness. Learning to TALK, about how you feel, Figuring how to deal with these feelings, making a plan are some of the many things you can do, to help reduce stress. These pages cover the topics discussed. Please feel to comment below.
Always talk about it. Even if you talk to a friend, a family member or even a support centre. Use all the support that you can. These includes, friends, support workers, doctors, official NHS websites. NEVER DO THIS ALONE there are so many support networks avaliable Mind: MIND Stressmanagment.org Stress Management
Try to figure out when it happens most: ‘triggers’, once you do this, you can work out a plan, to help get you through those difficult times in the day. Consider ‘coping strategies’, these can be helped along by advice from a professional.
Always have a goal for each day – you will feel better at the end of the day if you do this
Re-think your ‘me time’, always look after your well-being:
ALWAYS HAVE A BREAK at work (see work stress techniques page on this website)
TRY RELAXATON TECHNIQUES (Look at the meditation page on this website) Quick Meditation Page
USE THE OUTDOORS, FOR WALKS OR SOCIALISING
Shelving on a wall, covered with beautiful fun, or soothing objects, can help brighten your day. Use calming pictures on the wall and soothing words. If you would like to find out lots of ideas to help you have a relaxing environment at home, please look at the other pages or visit amazon for a look at my book (free for kindle users and iTunes), : CLICK HERE
Plenty of sleep is needed
Drink plenty of fluids, it really helps if you are hydrated
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Help you think more clearly, helping you also gather your thoughts for the day ahead. If you need to make a big decision or think how you are going to manage a situation.
Improve your sleep – meditating CAN HELP A GREAT DEAL, calm your emotions, your worries and help you unwind from a stressful day. This is all part of the process of ‘winding down’, allowing yourself to feel you have ‘sorted’ out what you need, and therefore able to now sleep.
Elevate YOUR happiness levels – Meditation allows you to feel ‘elevated’, happy and emotionally cleansed.
Improve your health –
High blood pressure
Obesity and other weight problems
Recovery from cancer
HIV / AIDS
Unhealthy addictions (e.g., alcohol, cigarettes, drugs)
Anxiety, stress and depression (including several stress-related problems such as multiple sclerosis, allergies, asthma, gastrointestinal problems, headaches, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, psoriasis, other skin problems
Help you keep calm under stressful situations or with moments of anxiety. If you have suffered with stress, meditation allows you to feel calmer and think more clearly. This helps towards a collection of very good techniques to help reduce stress. Please also see the stress and anxiety page Stress and Anxiety Page
Helpful with Pain – meditation has been used, to help with people who have pain… focusing your mind off the some of the pain, into different areas.
Improve Relationships – Improving your thought processes to enable you to think about your relationships with partners, friends etc. Working through arguments and life changes.
Thinking about Goals in life – Processing and VISUALISING a vision, can bring these to the front and encourage people to think about possibilities
(PICTURE ME CALM)
1. Try to imagine a picture frame
2. Close your eyes and design your own picture frame – use any colour design, medium, natural or manmade etc.
3. Keeping your eyes closed, try to image another world inside the frame…remembering that…
a. You can have reality from a memory, such as beach holiday,or try to imagine a world that is of your own making
b. Some design beautiful forest, some design a beautiful beach
c. Some design a place they have seen before.
4. Every time you get a little anxious or overwhelmed, try to image this place.
a. Close your eyes for a short time…
b. Imagine your frame and then float into the world you made.
FEEL THE BREEZE ON YOU FACE
FEEL THE EARTH BENEATH YOUR FEET
EMBRACE THE WONDERFUL CALMING SOUNDS
c. Then open your eyes… You can do this on the bus (with practice)
Easy to understand – Meditation Page
Step by step – Breathing Techniques
Have a little go – Interactive Calming Page
Stress Management – Stress and Anxiety Page
Stress Management – Stress At Work
Have a smile – Happy Page
Take a listen to my soothing words (its fee, just click on the speaker next to my book) : TAKE A LISTEN
Interac\ntive Page – Interactive Page
Breathing helps in moments of stressful situations, moments of pain, moments to help generate calm. Learning how to breathe correctly is very important, while meditating or relaxation time. We often concentrate on our mouth, but we should concentrate on our stomach. Some find this difficult at first, but keep on trying, as it will really help with your well-being. Try to watch the video below, for support.